Packers Fall to Ninth in AP Pro32

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Green Bay went from fifth to ninth in The Associated Press rankings, with Houston holding the top spot. This week's opponent, Minnesota, is 17th.

The Green Bay Packers plunged four spots to No. 9 in The AP Pro32 power poll.

Houston, San Francisco and Atlanta maintained the top three spots, with New England up three spots to No. 4. Denver, Baltimore, the Giants and Chicago hold spots five through eight.

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Here are the voters' thoughts on the Packers:

Chris Berman (ESPN, 8) — Aaron Rodgers is right — five straight wins masked a lot of things.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 13) — They have to protect Aaron Rodgers better to reach the Super Bowl.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 9)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 9) — Having a problem protecting Rodgers right now and that's a huge problem (have already given up 37 sacks, second most in league).

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 9) — Packers see a five-game winning streak end with a weak effort on the road against the Giants. Just didn't show up.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 9) — Aaron Rodgers has already thrown more interceptions this season (seven) than all of last year (six) when he won the NFL MVP award.

Clark Judge (, 8) — Somebody get Aaron Rodgers a Discount Double Check before he becomes part of the frozen tundra.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 9) — All their weaknesses were exposed in that Meadowlands meltdown.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/, 9) — There are so many injuries and problems with the offensive line. Rodgers leads the NFL with 37 sacks.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 7) — Hard to beat a team like the Giants on the road without three of your team's best players. LB Clay Matthews and WR Greg Jennings can't return soon enough for the Pack. Charles Woodson would be nice as well.

Alex Marvez (, 11) — The Packers must hope last Sunday's 38-10 loss to the New York Giants was an aberration caused by player injuries rather than a reflection of how the rest of the season is going to unfold.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 9) — It's hard for a quarterback to work magic when he's on his back for most of the game. Recommended Stories

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